Hollinswood Methodist New Connexion chapel

Hollinswood Methodist New Connexion chapel was built in 1832, rebuilt on the same site in 1853/4 & extended in 1865.  It was known later known as “Zoar”.

As membership declined, the chapel closed in 1901   By 1922 only the foundations of the building were left.

Yu can read more about the chapel on Janice Cox’s Shropshire’s Non-Conformist chapels website here.

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  • WELLINGTON JOURNAL, 27 February 1858, page 3.
    “HOLLINSWOOD.
    On Sunday Feb. 21st. the friends of the Methodist New Connexion, Hollinswood, celebrated their Chapel Anniversary. The Rev. G. Wood preached in the morning, the Rev. Mr. Warner, (Independent), in the afternoon, and Mr. Morgan, in the evening. The attendance was good. The choir, superintended by Mr R. Pool rendered notable service on the occasion. £1 19s. 7½d, was collected on behalf of the Trust Fund.”
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    WELLINGTON JOURNAL, 2 September 1865, page 3.
    “HOLLINSWOOD.
    MEMORIAL STONE LAYING. On Monday last very interesting services were held in connection with the Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Hollinswood. It had been determined to take the front gable down and carry the chapel forward sufficiently to allow a school-room to be made out of the back part of it by putting a wood partition across, the partition to be a moveable one, so that it can be taken down on special occasions, and the chapel and school be thrown into one. On Monday the memorial stone of the new part was laid by Mr. G. Powis, of Dawley-bank, who gave an appropriate address. The Rev. L Saxton conducted the devotional portion of the service, and also delivered a short address. A collection was made on the ground which amounted to £11 10s. 6d. A numerously attended tea meeting was afterwards held in the chapel. After tea Mr. G. Powis was called to the chair, and addresses were delivered by the Rev. L. Saxton, and Messrs. Heaford, Rickers?, Banks, Darrall, Watkins, Green, and Durnall.”
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    By Janice Cox (15/03/2021)

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